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Impressive Post 16 Results at The John of Gaunt School

In an unprecedented year, The John of Gaunt School are delighted to report the outstanding achievement of their students.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students achieved 100% pass rate in their A-Levels and Vocational qualifications and performed exceptionally well.  Lewis Clifton achieved four A*’s in A-Level Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science. Lewis’s mum Mrs Clifton said,’ ‘I am absolutely thrilled! Lewis has worked so hard at home and at school. The last 18 months have been tough for everybody but this is absolute testament to everybody’s hard work. Thank you to all the staff at The John of Gaunt School.’ Lewis will now read Computer Science at the University of Bristol.

Ben Wallis, achieved the high grades of A*s in his three A-Levels and will continue his education by reading English Language and Literature at Oxford.

James Bailey also achieved straight A*s and will read Biology at the University of Bath. Mrs Bailey, James’s mum said, ‘I am so proud of James! He has worked incredibly hard and deserves all he has achieved. The John of Gaunt School have been absolutely fantastic and we could not have asked for more.

Josh Lee achieved 2 A*s and an A. Mrs Lee, Josh’s mum said, ‘We are all so proud of Josh! He has worked so hard especially during all the disruption due to lockdown! The staff at The John of Gaunt School have been amazing. We couldn’t have asked for more!’ Josh is now going to Bath to read Bio-Medical Sciences.

Both Will Shepherd and Ethan Hall also achieved 2 A*s and an A in their A-Levels. Will is off to Leeds to read Economics and Ethan is off to Warwick to read Politics, Philosophy and Law. Will’s mum, Mrs Shepherd said, ‘I am extremely proud of Will’s motivation and hard work especially during the challenging 18 months. School have supported him incredibly, and I am really excited for his future.’

Faith Rosier achieved an impressive array of Distinction *’s in all 3 of her qualifications and is off to Northumbria to read Occupational Therapy and Cassia Lewis achieved Distinction *, A* and an A, Cassia is now set to study Psychology and Counselling at Bournemouth. 

Linda Baines, Assistant Headteacher said, ‘I am so pleased for our students and parents. We are really pleased that the futures look so positive, despite the challenges of the last 18 months. They have achieved a wonderful set of results which is testament to their hard work and resilience.’

Paul Skipp, Headteacher said, ‘We recognise that this has been a really challenging time for our whole school community, but we are delighted to see that the dedication and hard work of our young people has enabled them to achieve a fantastic set of results that allows them to move on to their chosen destinations. Staff, students and parents have worked tirelessly together this year, and I am so pleased that the futures of our Year 13 students looks so exciting. They are a wonderfully resilient group of individuals who have worked exceptionally hard, and we wish them all the very best.  As a school we continue moving from strength to strength, the achievement and attainment continues to rise each year, we have a lot to celebrate and are now looking forward to even further success’.